Jody L. Newman, Employment lawyer/Mediator, of Counsel, Boston Law Collaborative Moderators:
Jody L. Newman is an employment lawyer, independent investigator and mediator with more than 35 years’ experience in resolving workplace disputes and investigating bias and sexual misconduct cases across workplaces and college campuses.
Jody’s deep experience resolving employment disputes is unique in that she spent most of her career representing individuals in a boutique litigation firm and, more recently, serving businesses in the Boston office of a large global law firm. Jody’s in-depth experience in employment litigation, including numerous jury trials, non-jury, administrative hearings and appeals, made her an early adopter to ADR and collaborative law practices for the valuable closure it achieved for clients without the risks of litigation. Jody is a tenacious and passionate advocate for her clients for whom she has resolved the most entrenched and contentious employment disputes.
Jody’s experience includes representing individuals in all industries from the trades to the C-Suite. She is also well-versed in helping employers avoid being sued through best practices, including the revelations of the #MeToo movement on the ineffectiveness of existing sexual harassment policies. Jody is skilled at keeping employers abreast of the rapidly evolving state and local legislation addressing paid sick leave, paid family and medical leave and pay equity laws, and most recently, advising businesses on their COVID-19 response.